Santacruzer wrote:I am so tempted to start bringing up Rudi's stats........
I still say Portis.
Which ones? The ones where he had a higher ypc on a harder defensive schedule? Or the stats that show he was the better fantasy RB last year?
Portis was a top 6 pick by many last year, but that was because few people believed he was a product of the Denver system. If a nearly 2 ypc drop doesn't indicate that he was, I don't know what will convince people, but I'll keep hoping they're silly enough to only remember his days as a Bronco.
I too think Portis is a product of the "Denver Runningback Machine", but I still think he is capable of having a better year than Rudi. Gibbs was the first to admit that they didn't do the right types of blocking schemes that fit Portis best. Will he be the stud that he was in Denver? No. But he will no doubt improve on his stats from last year.
I like Rudi. I really do. But this is a comparison between him and Portis. I had put up some interesting stats, and analysis earlier this year, that his "final" end of the year numbers don't tell the whole story. If you look it up, keep in mind that I was not bashing Rudi. I was just trying to get people thinking, and not get fooled by his final stats.